Possibly best known for being part of the delightful soundtrack to the French romantic-comedy Amelie, Yann Tiersen is a musician who makes music that isn't what most people would expect to hear from a modern song-smith. But Tiersen was classically trained and his love of unusual instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, and harpsichord has helped him compose unique avant-garde songs that have a defined minimalist quality. The musician rose to prominence in the mid-'90s with a string of releases that highlighted Tiersen's instrumental prowess and his knack for experimental compositions.
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